Time is running out to become a candidate in the 2013 spring election.
Candidates for the Milton school board, city council and town board have been circulating nomination papers since the beginning of the month. They have until the end of the day on Jan. 2, 2013 to submit paperwork to appear on the April 2, 2013 ballot.
Up for election in the city of Milton are the mayor – Tom Chesmore – and three city council members – Don Vruwink, Anissa Welch and Brett Frazier. Each position is a two-year term.
So far, Chesmore and council member Nancy Lader have filed the necessary paperwork and signatures to run for mayor. Vruwink has also turned in the necessary paperwork to seek re-election to the city council.
Mike Verran has filed his declaration of candidacy and is collecting signatures. Welch and Frazier have paperwork in their possession, but have not yet declared their candidacy as of Wednesday. Friday is the deadline for incumbents to declare if they are going to seek re-election.
For the school board, president Rob Roy and treasurer Betsy Lubke are up for re-election. Each school board position is a three-year term. Roy and Lubke have filed declaration of candidacy papers and are collecting signatures.
Joe Martin has picked up a nomination packet, but has not filed any paperwork with the school district. Nomination packets can be picked up at the school district office at 448 E. High St. until 3:30 p.m. on Friday. The district office will be closed for winter break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.
Two supervisor seats and the town chairman are up for election on the Milton Town Board – supervisors Beth Drew and John Traynor and chairman Bryan Meyer. All are two-year terms.
Nomination forms and papers for mayor and Milton City Council are available at the Shaw Municipal Building, 430 E. High St. Forms to run for the Milton Town Board are available at Milton Town Hall, 23 First St.